Google has announced its own miniature AI powered miniature camera called the Google Clips. As the name suggests, it’s designed to clip to other objects and remain out of the way while capturing moments.
The artificial intelligence built into the camera allows it to recognise potential opportunities for pictures; taking into account image stability and clarity while looking for the perfect shot. It can also be trained to recognise the people in the image, and will only take pictures of people you personally know.
According to Google, this means that it will wait for moments when someone smiles or laughs. Or even if a family pet begins to do something.
The camera shoots both pictures and short movies that can later be saved as still images. Providing a little more control over the final product. While the camera itself doesn’t have a display, it is designed to pair with a smartphone running the Google Clips app.
That said, it also has 16GB of internal storage. Which should be enough to cover the situations where Google envisions the camera being used.
As an additional note, the Google Clips also takes privacy concerns into account. As such, all image processing and machine learning takes place on the camera itself. This is to prevent pictures from being transmitted over an internet connection that could potentially be intercepted. According to the announcement, the only pictures that get uploaded are those that the user manually chooses.
The Google Clips is set to be sold for $249 (about RM1000), with no release date announced.